November 16th 2008 8:36 pm
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I have decided to try to interview my kitty. It doesn't usually go well. But it was cold outside and he had nothing better to do.
Leo: That's not funny mommy.
Mommy: Ok. How about Interview with Jack the RippeR?
Mommy: Or Interview with the cutest cat ever?
Mommy: Do other cats think you have nice colors?
Leo: They don't notice my colors. They just want me out of their yards.
Mommy: Have you found a cat friend?
Leo: No, My two only friends are gone now.
Mommy: Did the other one that was lurking around beat you up?
Leo: Yes, I tried to become friends with him. He seemed ok in the begining. But things soured.
Mommy: Oh no, Baby. What happened?
Leo: He kept drinking out of my outside rainwater dish. So I hissed and swatted at him.
Leo: My water dish.... MINE.
Mommy: So, beast. What is a typical day in the life of Leo like?
Leo: What is this an interview of cliches? Well, I wake up at 5:30 and hop on whoevers head. Howl for food and to go outside. After watching the humans get ready we go downstairs. Then I have to endure much baby talk or demeaning down talk about how bad or demanding I am so early in the morning. You pick me up and kiss me. Then I get fed, brushed and held.
I go out for a bit and drink out of my outside water dish or the huge puddle in our driveway. Then you go to work and the other one lets me in. It usually screams at me to get my butt inside or else.
Mommy: How often do you sleep a day?
Leo: You know that's funny. I was thinking about that the other day. Sometimes I have my schedule.. I come inside in the morning and sleep for the better part of the day. Other times I don't feel like it. So I go and scratch the rug on the stairs or the chair in the living room.
Leo: I have to sharpen my claws, mom. Plus, I must show my work. It states that a strong superior cat lives here.
Mommy: It's destructive...
Leo: Now you are sounding like the other human.
Mommy: Well. no other kitties see your work beast. So who will know that a superior kitty with long claws lives here? Then we get stuck with ripped up furniture.
Leo: hmmmm... Well, I don't even think about that. I don't even know that I do it.
Mommy: You do too!
Leo: Nope.. why can't I just be a cat? I don't try to get you to not be a human?
Mommy: Do too!
Leo: DO NOT!
Mommy: You try to get us on your cat schedule. Staying out late and waking us up early. Pouncing on my feet! Then biting and scratching while playing. You know that's an unfair fight!
Leo: I forget you don't have claws or fangs. But at least I am playing with you. Sometimes, I like to stay out late. In the moonlight. Cats are nocturnal by nature. In getting back to the prior conversation- I do nap most the day and play at night. Either outside or in. As , you make me come in at night, well then your furniture will suffer. What can I say?
Mommy: Fair enough. Do you ever get bored?
Leo: I'm glad that your recognize that. Yes, I do. It's why I keep going inside and out. Then it becomes a game that I play with the other human. Other times I will find a toy to bat around. Or I go investigating in the house. Sometimes you try to play with me. I appreciate that.
Mommy: Do you think of me as a cat or human?
Leo: Ugh... Well. you do purr and meow at me. So you could be cat. But ... I know you are a human. But I like to think of you as a cat. I think some days I can make the definate distinction that you are a human. I might be more standoffish then. Others, I think of you as a cat. Those times we are bonding- like playing or in the bed snuggling.
Mommy: Am I your mommy or sister cat?
Leo: Oh.... Both... You protect me like a mommy. But you are a friend like a sister or kitty friend.
Mommy: Any questions for me?
Leo: Many. We don't have time tonight. I have to go sleepies now. So do you ! :)
November 16th 2008 7:40 pm
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From The Human--
I have heard that most cats learn how to hunt from their moms. Pouncing and playing starts when they are tiny. The sharpen their skills playing with mommy and siblings.
The moms teaches them how to hunt and what parts of the bodies to eat. Now my baby was only 4weeks when he came to me. So I doubt his mom taught him much. Regardless he caught his first bird relatively early in his kitten hood. He didn't eat the animal but paraded around it proudly for a couple of days. The other cats I had eat the throat area's or stomachs.
But as time is going on I am realizing a strange trend. We call him jack the ripper. He goes on killing sprees. One month our deck with be littered with an assortment of kills. Then... nothing...
The next issue is the heads... each kill never has a head. Now I never thought much of it. But when there is a mole, two chipments, a baby bunny and mouse headless all at once one month. You begin to wonder. So where do the heads go? Are they under they deck on little stakes that the kitty has resurrected? I mean he can't actually eat them?
Then one day I came in from work and saw him running up the deck stairs with something in his mouth. I came in and went to see him. He was hunched over a chipmunk. He knew I was there and right in front of me he ripped the head off and starting crunching on the skull. So gross! So the mystery of the heads was solved.
We are always so amazed about how brutal our soft fuzzy felines can be. But he is still my baby. Plus, I think the last baby squirrel got revenge on his stomach...!!! It came back up. And I had to clean it up. Oh Joy.
So enough of morbid stuff and on to other ..
November 9th 2008 7:48 pm
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Mommy always tries to keep me in during Halloween. She always thinks that devil worshippers will try to catnap me and sacrifice me!!
Last year I hid in the bushes and watched all the kids come up to our house.
But this year I was very scared.... Now thinking about it ... I remember Halloween.
Mommy kept me in. I stayed up in her bed and shook. She came up to give me kisses. Then I came down and joined her in the family room. I was fine after mommy brushed me and soothed me.
She such a good egg.
Purrs and kisses.
October 15th 2008 6:38 pm
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Mommy was watching a scary movie tonight. It was very loud. I was up sleeping in her bed. She came up and said hello. So I decided to come down and visit. She was down in the basment doing laundry. I went into the family room and the tv was blaring. The movie Stigmata was on. Things were flying, demons were talking. I ran out of out there so fast. I sat up on the top of the stairs and waited for her.
She came up and said. " what are you doing baby? Why are you there?""
I squeeked and followed her to my dish. She refilled my dish. And then we cuddled on the couch while the noisy movie played. I wonder if she knew it was very loud?
Oh, well. I must go sleepies now.
TA TA 4 now.
October 13th 2008 3:50 pm
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Mommy went back to work today. She was home Thurs-sun. I thought I was going to be lonely. But I noticed that grandma was home! I guess she took the day off. So I harrassed her all day. I chased her. Then I scratched the couch.... meowed to go out, meowed to go in.
I am resting in front of the tv right now. ( and typing)
If anyone ever wants to read any cute cat books. There are the Sneaky Pie Brown series by Rita Mae Brown. It's about a tiger kitty who solves mysteries with her human. She also has a housemate kitty named Pewter and a dog mate named Tucker that come along with her to help look for clues.
Another funny series is the Bad Kitty books by Nick Bruel. The one tittled "Bad kitty " is an an alphabet book but is hilarous. The second one is for older kids and is like a graphic novel called "Bad Kitty gets a bath.
Well, I will be back later.
Purrs and kisses,